Dear Reclaiming Community,
Due to the pandemic, the 41st Annual Spiral Dance ritual will be held online on Halloween, Saturday, October 31st, 2020.
We hope you will join us on this blue moon, a mere three days before the election.
We in the Spiral Dance Cell decided to act with an abundance of caution to protect our Pagan community. We will be reaching out very soon with more information as to how you may participate in this life-changing magical working.
Yours in Service,
The Spiral Dance Organizing Cell
Info & Updates: ReclaimingSpiralDance.org
Photo copyright 2020 Michael Rauner
Direct action has a long and honored place in American history – from the revolution itself through abolitionists, suffragists, union organizers, civil rights advocates, feminist and gay rights activists, and on to today’s vibrant climate and social justice organizing.
Join author Luke Hauser for a profusely illustrated 25-minute journey through our past. We’ll focus especially on organizing from 1980 to the present, with sections on the 1980s anti-nuke movement and 2011’s Occupy actions.
Originally created around 2000, the show has been updated with a revised text and many new images. Co-created by Groundwork and Reclaiming Quarterly.
So make a big bowl of popcorn, pull up your beanbag chair, and get ready for a journey through our history!
Photo by Janet Delaney
Photos from Berkeley PaganFest 2012 – rare photos in the Bay Area, where most rituals are not filmed.
Ritual planners teach the steps of the traditional maypole dance, but it quickly devolves into a do-as-thou-wilt celebration. The dance is always popular with kids!
Photos by Luke Hauser.
In solidarity with global attempts to slow down the pandemic, Bay Area groups are moving Spring Equinox rituals online.
Latest details: watch Bay Area googlegroups, or email ReclaimingEastBay@gmail.com for updates or to join the elists.
Photo by Alla Irwin.
Several thousand Bay Area activists shut down the central financial district of San Francisco, known as Wall Street West.
The September 25 actions were part of international climate justice events, including the global student strike on September 20.
Reclaiming’s Bay Area Pagan Cluster – Witches Invoking Creative Climate Action, or WICCA – organized a ritual for mid-afternoon. We processed down California Street singing We Are the Rising Sun, then did a short Equinox ritual in the middle of the “mural district” of Montgomery Street, ending with a spiral dance to Our Hands Will Work for Peace and Justice (Harvest Chant).
Young people around the world rallied, struck, and took direct action for Climate Justice on Friday, September 20.
Anchored by the Sunrise Movement, Extinction Rebellion, and other groups, this day of action challenged people and governments to take action now.
Reclaiming’s Bay Area Pagan Cluster, WICCA (Witches Invoking Creative Climate Action!), will participate and support this day of actions in downtown San Francisco